BREAKING: ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill For Tweets Supporting Anthem Protests, Attacking Jerry Jones


Jemele Hill

ESPN has suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after she went on a Twitter rampage yesterday in support of National Anthem protesters and calling for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys products and advertisers. Her comments came after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said any player who kneels during the anthem would be benched and not allowed to play.


ESPN announced that the suspension was for “a second violation of our social media guidelines.”

“She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet,” ESPN said. “In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.”

The New York Post reports.

ESPN suspended Jemele Hill on Monday, the network announced, for two weeks “for a second violation of our social media guidelines.”

The Worldwide Leader did not elaborate on her offending tweet, and Hill has not tweeted since 11 a.m. Eastern on Monday. However, on Sunday she suggested fans boycott Cowboys advertisers if they were upset Jerry Jones told his players they would stand for the national anthem or be benched.

“This play always work,” she wrote. “Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.”

On Monday, her last tweet read: “Just so we’re clear: I’m not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.”

Hill was in the middle of an ESPN firestorm last month, when the White House called for her firing for calling President Trump a white supremacist on Twitter. ESPN had a sitdown meeting with her, where the “SC6” co-host apologized for the forum but not the message.

Here are some of her tweets from Sunday night.

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